Home Invasion Suspect Nabbed; Both Robberies Were At Grow Houses – June 16, 2010
Kevin L. Hoover
ARCATA – One suspect in one of two home invasion robberies that took place May 19 has been arrested.
On June 2, 23 year old Dwayne Patrick Lamont was located in Dallas, Texas and taken into custody. Lamont’s capture was made possible through a cooperative effort between the Arcata Police Department, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Marshals Service and the Dallas Police Department.
Lamont is being escorted back to Humboldt by U.S. Marshals to face charges of robbery, false imprisonment and battery. He has further outstanding charges of vehicle theft and drug possession.
Police Chief Tom Chapman said he is one of three suspects sought in connection with the home invasion robbery in the 1500 block of 11th Street, with the other two still being sought. It was the second of two similar robberies that day, the other one taking place a few hours previous in Maria Court.
Dispatcher logs for that day describe the 11th Street suspects as three black males. The victims were bound with duct tape and robbed at knifepoint.
Chapman declined to disclose whether the 11th Street robbers had identified themselves as PG&E workers, which is how disptacher logs describe the Maria Court robbers.
Chapman confirmed that both the 11th Street and Maria Court homes housed what appeared to be illegal cannabis grows, and that the robberies were related to the grows. Both addresses have been referred to the City’s Community Development department for follow-up to ensure compliance with the Land Use Code.